Excerpt from W. J. Simmonite's Complete Arcana of Astral Philosophy, or the Celestial Philosopher: Being Genethliology Simplified, or the Doctrine of Nativities, to Which Is Added the Ruling of the Microcosm The chief reason, perhaps, why Prognostic Astronomy is not more universally practised in these days, is, that the science has been generally cultivated by eminent mathematicians, and hence ill-founded opinion has arisen that it is necessary to study a tedious course of mathematics prior to entering upon the study of this science. Here the science may be understood, without possessing a knowledge of mathematics, for wherever geometrical figures are introduced they explain themselves, and these are more generally found in Book Second. It is with the view to render the study of this sublime and useful branch of knowledge more entertaining, more complete, and more easily understood by the general class of enquirers than it has hitherto been, that this book appears. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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